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Mixed (24 reviews) - 58% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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The Class 390 is a modern classic, and you can experience the speed of this powerful tilting express train from the driver’s seat in Train Simulator.

The Class 390 is one of the fastest electric multiple units operating in Britain. The set can reach 140 mph, whilst featuring tilting train technology to allow higher speeds around bends. At present, the Class 390 operates along the West Coast Main Line and is well-known to commuters and railfans alike for its sleek looks and high performance. In 2006 a Class 390 set a new speed record along the West Coast Main Line, completing the 401-mile trip from London to Glasgow in 3 hours and 55 minutes, and in usual operation the sets will run up to 125mph where track conditions allow. The Class 390 for Train Simulator recreates the smooth high performance well-known to drivers on the West Coast Main Line, and features a realistic tilting function which mimics the action of the real thing.

Includes:


Class 390 tilting electric multiple unit in Crimson Lake, Navy & Orange and Intercity Swallow liveries

A complete train is made up of the following vehicles:
  • Driving Motor Second Open
  • Motor Second Open
  • Pantograph Trailer Second Restaurant / Mini Buffet
  • Motor Second Open
  • Trailer Second Open
  • Motor First Open
  • Pantograph Trailer First Open
  • Motor First Open Disabled
  • Driving Motor Restaurant First Open

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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Overall:
Mixed (24 reviews)
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braders
Posted: July 21
do not b uy this train I borught it to use on the wcml north and as you go around corners the train tilts the way it should but when it dose you lost 300+ driving quality points for it waist of money i have requested a refunt for this train and wcml north
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Starmix
Posted: April 16
y u no connect to class 57?!
Sounds, not great. Interior, not great. Accuracy, not great.
Seriously? What does this train do that's good?
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J C Gaming
Posted: March 24
A good bit of DLC. It handles nicely and is fast. Shame the buttons are not pressable with only one light setting. Would be nice to have the Virgin Livery Without Downloading reskins. A good reskin is from DP Simulation
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CrazyGecko
Posted: March 9
Not a bad train but not really great either. Requires a large amount of throttle just to even get moving and idiling just activates the brakes. Colour scheme's are nice but without the branding they do look a tad bland at times. Majority of the buttons are just for show and unusable. However the tilt feature having a off/on feature it makes no difference despites the EPS boards clearing you to 110-125mph any curve sections result in rapid braking and dropping anywhere between 10-50mph in speed to avoid getting brutally penalised for drive quality despite older NON TILTING loco's and rollingstock taking the same curves at higher speeds than yourself without being punished.

I guess you'll be thinking in terms of why did he bother buying it then? why not just get a refund? It's rather simple really.

1: Instead of the old price of $19.99 it's now $8.99 making it much more tempting to buy.
2: Provides more options while browsing scenarios in the workshop.
3: Nothing wrong with having more trains to choose even if their just sitting in the background.
4: Most importantly it puts you that much closer to using Just Trains and Armstrong Powerhouse scenarios and routes since the Class 390 is required.
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davawood
Posted: February 15
Class 390 Pendolino Train Pack

I bought this purely for the experience of driving a tilting train, looking forward particularly to the sweeping curves of the Northern Fells and Scottish borders on the WCML. Imagine my disappointment then, after driving several slow speed scenarios around the outskirts of Glasgow, when I find myself on a long Northbound run to Glasgow and that you cannot exploit the tilting system to allow high speed travel around bends!! The drive quality parameters for this model are absolutely ridiculous, you are penalised many hundreds of points whilst negotiating bends at speeds well below the allowed maximum. You can travel faster in a standard non-tilting train and receive no penalty.
The most annoying thing about all this is that people have been complaining since 2012 and yet nothing has been done about it. I'm sure all it needs is a small coding alteration to re-set the drive quality parameters. Presumably this will not happen now? I feel like I have been robbed!
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mandaberesford
Posted: January 8
FUUUK
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Coastliner700
Posted: January 4
Fast powerful

Nice

Big

Goes up 152 MPH

Might find a skin for it

Bus its very nice and i hope you enjoy the sanarios i will be making with this luxorius train
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Aldarion
Posted: December 27, 2015
Taking the controls of these class 390 is more relaxing and easy than a class 86, but at high speeds you cannot loose concentration. Know your braking distances and you will control the massive horsepower of these modern trains.
The sound especially is pretty good, except the horn. Shame there isn't more interactive controls in-cab.
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Pure Evil Oli
Posted: December 27, 2015
Where do we begin?

The cab detail is pretty good and poor visibility one gets from the driving seat of a real Pendolino is well illustrated.

So what's wrong with it? For starters, the Virgin Trains livery (which appears in the 390 folder on the C Drive by default) is missing from inside Train Simulator. I have tried custom installing the livery from a third party but it was not playing ball.

The Pendoino is designed to tilt; which in real life helps round corners but in the game, can cost you a thousand points in just 20 miles of driving on the WCML North route.

Finally, I am a self confessed sound freak and like to look at sound packs from Armstrong Powerhouse. It's a shame they don't as of yet have a sound pack because the ones that came with this are aweful.
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Jogurt
Posted: November 5, 2015
The scenarios for this loco have a major flaw. The speed limits seem to be to high because the game gives a lot of "driving quality" penalties when going through curves. That makes most scenarios nearly impossible to finish with gold. Also the 390 itself is pretty basic. It doesn't have any unique features but it also lacks some basic functions, e.g. in-cab lighting and the headlights don't really cast any light onto the terrain. This DLC needs fixing but I wouldn't expect DTG to care since it's been around broken since 2012.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: July 21
do not b uy this train I borught it to use on the wcml north and as you go around corners the train tilts the way it should but when it dose you lost 300+ driving quality points for it waist of money i have requested a refunt for this train and wcml north
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 10, 2014
This is an amazing train BUT... many of the included career scenarios are all but impossible to complete unless you want to spend the time saving and reloading all the way from Gretna to Motherwell because in career mode even non EPS speeds will see your score wiped out by penalties and to get round the various bends like Elvanfoot curve etc you have to drop to absurd speeds of 70mph whilst you in a class 86 could go round the same bends considerably faster without incurring one penalty.

Yet saying that, in standard mode, it is still a very sleek, very powerful train, far better in my opinion than the Voyager or 801, a shame the speed set control doesn't auto brake like other ones e.g. class 91, 90 etc does on speed set control but it is a very well modelled, superb crafted train set nevertheless and in other liveries looks gorgeous.

If you are a points and medal zealot like myself then this will frustrate you in career mode but still in other modes it is a pleasure to drive, very predictable and my one hope is that DTG will pay some lurve to this, add more functionality to the train, fix the drive quality issues and bring it into the realm of an updated 2015 ready unit.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 26, 2014
Great add on, but best to get it in the sales, as, the sounds aren't that great. Hopefully AP can fix that soon, but also, a few downsides in the cab, such as no cab lighting.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 14, 2015
+Cheap, got it £2.99 in the summer sale.
+Tilting action
+More than 3 scenarios on WCML North
+Realistic handling
+Speed set button
-Liveries looks crap and unartistic.
-Many buttons unuseable, only one light and windscreen setting, no DRA.
-Lighting is poor, no cab light, track is not illuminated by headlight so total darkness at night.
-Career scenarios unplayable as going round a curve at high speed result in severe point reduction due to driving quality
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 15
Class 390 Pendolino Train Pack

I bought this purely for the experience of driving a tilting train, looking forward particularly to the sweeping curves of the Northern Fells and Scottish borders on the WCML. Imagine my disappointment then, after driving several slow speed scenarios around the outskirts of Glasgow, when I find myself on a long Northbound run to Glasgow and that you cannot exploit the tilting system to allow high speed travel around bends!! The drive quality parameters for this model are absolutely ridiculous, you are penalised many hundreds of points whilst negotiating bends at speeds well below the allowed maximum. You can travel faster in a standard non-tilting train and receive no penalty.
The most annoying thing about all this is that people have been complaining since 2012 and yet nothing has been done about it. I'm sure all it needs is a small coding alteration to re-set the drive quality parameters. Presumably this will not happen now? I feel like I have been robbed!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 9
Not a bad train but not really great either. Requires a large amount of throttle just to even get moving and idiling just activates the brakes. Colour scheme's are nice but without the branding they do look a tad bland at times. Majority of the buttons are just for show and unusable. However the tilt feature having a off/on feature it makes no difference despites the EPS boards clearing you to 110-125mph any curve sections result in rapid braking and dropping anywhere between 10-50mph in speed to avoid getting brutally penalised for drive quality despite older NON TILTING loco's and rollingstock taking the same curves at higher speeds than yourself without being punished.

I guess you'll be thinking in terms of why did he bother buying it then? why not just get a refund? It's rather simple really.

1: Instead of the old price of $19.99 it's now $8.99 making it much more tempting to buy.
2: Provides more options while browsing scenarios in the workshop.
3: Nothing wrong with having more trains to choose even if their just sitting in the background.
4: Most importantly it puts you that much closer to using Just Trains and Armstrong Powerhouse scenarios and routes since the Class 390 is required.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: January 4
Fast powerful

Nice

Big

Goes up 152 MPH

Might find a skin for it

Bus its very nice and i hope you enjoy the sanarios i will be making with this luxorius train
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 14, 2015
Love the loco very nice and scenario and route are fantastic
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 2, 2015
Stupid liveries, bad sound but tilting high-speed trains is cool!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 24
A good bit of DLC. It handles nicely and is fast. Shame the buttons are not pressable with only one light setting. Would be nice to have the Virgin Livery Without Downloading reskins. A good reskin is from DP Simulation
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